Supporters of Brazil’s defeated President Jair Bolsonaro yesterday stormed the nation’s congress, the presidential palace and the supreme court docket. They declare the election was rigged.
Security forces managed to retake all three buildings in Brasilia round three hours after the protests started. The entire affair was eerily paying homage to the January sixth revolt in Washington DC following President Trump’s defeat.
Leading figures in Brazil and elsewhere have condemned the violent protests. US President Joe Biden condemned the “assault on democracy and on the peaceful transfer of power in Brazil”.
Newly-elected GOP Rep. George Santos thought it smart so as to add his voice to the refrain of criticism.
In his persevering with efforts to behave like he’s a daily lawmaker, Santos – who was born to Brazilian dad and mom – spoke out in opposition to the rioting.
“The violence in Brazil is not the way to achieve anything, I vehemently condemn the acts of violence and vandalism displayed in Brasilia today,” he tweeted.
The violence in Brazil just isn’t the best way to realize something, I vehemently condemn the acts of violence and vandalism displayed in Brasilia as we speak.
— George Santos (@Santos4Congress) January 8, 2023
Wanted in Brazil
Santos has admitted he lied when operating for workplace. He made up chunks of his résumé regarding his training, profession and property possession. Claims his grandparents fled the holocaust and the extent of his “Jew-ish” ancestry have additionally been questioned.
What’s not disputed is that prosecutors in Brazil investigated Santos following the theft of a checkbook in 2008. The checkbook was used to buy $700 of things in a clothes retailer.
Related: George Santos: Brazil needs to reopen case over stolen checkbook
Santos confronted fees of embezzlement in a Brazilian court docket in 2011. However, in 2013, the case was archived after court docket summons went unanswered. Authorities have been unable to find Santos. They lately indicated, after Santos hit the headlines in New York, they could need to query him once more.
Unsurprisingly, Santos’ newest tweet prompted an enormous response. Some advised he go to Brazil himself.
You ought to go to Brazil and instantly go to the police to speak about it.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) January 8, 2023
You ought to go there and face these forgery fees.
— Christopher Eagle (@eagle4congress) January 8, 2023
George Santos as soon as bragged about writing “a nice check” to fund January 6 insurrectionists—in all probability one other lie—and he now needs us to consider he condemns violent protestors trying to overturn an election they misplaced. https://t.co/eF3QDGylw1
— Brian Normoyle (@BrianNormoyle) January 8, 2023
In a critical world I’d be concerned with a Brazilian immigrant Congressman’s views on what’s occurring in #brazil. In this world, although, I simply need to know what sort of footwear you stole. And then I need you to resign. Because you’re a fraud.
— Jeff Giesea (@jeffgiesea) January 8, 2023
making an attempt to get on brazils good aspect now that they reopened an investigation in opposition to you? lol
— pudding particular person (@JUNlPER) January 8, 2023
Is it bizarre to know that each phrase of each tweet of yours will have to be fact-checked for the remainder of your life?
— Donnie Keshawarz (@donniekeshawarz) January 9, 2023
If you stored your job because the Chief of Police there you may have stopped it.
— Morgan Cameron Ross (@Morgan_C_Ross) January 9, 2023
Have you thought-about flying there in your magic carpet and combating the violence along with your greatest good friend the Easter Bunny? You know, such as you did in ‘Nam?
— Jeff Ermann (@Jeff_Ermann) January 9, 2023
Trying to show the web page
Last week, GOP Representatives struggled repeatedly to elect a speaker. After Kevin McCarthy was lastly elected on Friday, Santos and different new lawmakers have been sworn in.
Although he faces federal and native investigations into his dishonesty, Santos issued an announcement Saturday morning indicating he has no plans to step apart.
“I am committed to serving the people of New York’s 3rd Congressional District and finding solutions to solve tough problems,” the scandal-hit, homosexual Rep. stated.
“The work begins as we speak, and I’m decided to work with each Republicans and Democrats and help sound coverage that can present funding for native regulation enforcement, and lowering inflation.
“Now is the time to place political variations apart, cease the finger pointing, and begin delivering outcomes.
“The work of Congress is not about my personal life,” Santos stated. “This is about delivering results for my constituents, finding bipartisan solutions, and reversing abysmal policies that have caused some of the worst inflation and crime in our nation’s history.”
Related: Another wild remark about George Santos has Twitter questioning: “How did we not see this before?!”